Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions
Description

Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP is very special indeed. This Flowery Orange Pekoe Tea comes from the Ratnapura district in Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka.

It consists of fine pine needle-shaped leaves with distinct silvery tips, which, when brewed, boast traditional Ceylonese notes and delicate spicy hints. We pack it fresh to order, ensuring both quality and consistency with every cup. 

What’s more, when enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP offers Black Tea benefits. This is according to scientific research, which indicates it can promote weight loss, improve heart health and reduce diabetes risks.

Furthermore, there are suggestions it can aid digestion, enhance brain function and support the immune system. 

Nevertheless, most choose Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP because, put simply, it tastes great. Why not find out for yourself? You won’t be disappointed by this wholesome, flavoursome, nutritious infusion - regardless of the reason for drinking it! 

Ceylon Tea Facts

  • Ceylon Tea only came into existence during the 19th century? 
  • 4% of Sri Lanka’s landmass is for Tea-growing?
  • 5% of the country’s population works in the Tea industry?
  • Ceylon Tea is one of the most popular types of Black Tea in the world?

About Ratnapura District

When one thinks of Ceylon Tea, thoughts often drift to four famous areas: Dimbula, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Uva. Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP, on the other hand, comes from, as its name suggests, the Ratnapura district of Sabaragamuwa Province.

This region lies to the southwest of the island but in the interior. It is one of two districts found here, the other being Kegalle.

Ratnapura is also the provincial capital of Sabaragamuwa, known to many as the “City of Gems”. This nickname refers to the area’s thriving gem-mining industry.

However, it also, of course, produces Ceylon Tea, which grows in the so-called low-country. The surrounding terrain is a mixture of hills and plains, scenery that, while beautiful, also contributes significantly to the outstanding quality of this beverage. 

Useful Information

Type of Tea: Black Tea. 

Origin: Ratnapura district, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes. 

How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.  

Tasting Notes: Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP has refreshingly smooth, full-bodied flavours.

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone. 

Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP Benefits 

Health Benefits: Could habitual Tea drinking (at least three times a week) support a longer, healthier life? It seems likely! This is according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, which saw 100,902 participants split into two groups.

The first group was comprised of volunteers who drank three or more cups of Tea a week. The second group, meanwhile, included those who drank less than three brews a week.

Both sets of test subjects were followed-up for a median of 7.3 years, the results ultimately establishing that 50-year-old habitual Tea drinkers had a 20% lower risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Additionally, scientists noted that these same brew lovers could live up to 1.26 years longer than someone who never or seldom drank Tea.

Additional info
  • Type
    Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
    Medium
  • Options
    Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Afternoon
  • Country
    Country
    Ceylon
Reviews
4.7 / 5
  1. A great tasting tea. One of my favourites.

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  2. This one of my favourite teas
    The tea and its packaging were up to your usual high standard

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  3. I like this tea on its own and when blended with Assam Thowra

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  4. Excellent

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  5. this Ratnapura doesn't taste as delicate as I've bought elsewhere (Tea Palace) but you had some but they didn't!

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  6. My absolute favourite-a treat once a day.

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  7. A lovely tea (brewed in a teapot & allowed to infuse for 4mins). Preferred 1st pour, left any longer it developed a bitter after taste.

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  8. Good

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  9. lovely my favourite up there with my Assam teas

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  10. great cup of tea well recommended

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